It was great to get a whole sweater done again. It's been a while since I've committed to a complete project.
So in the end I used worsted weight yarn and the tension matched the pattern. I think it looks like chunky/bulky wool in the picture is because the cable and rib rows are done as fisherman rib which makes those stitches look pretty big.
The best part is it worked all out - tension and dimensions look good. Of course I don't look like the model - but it feels pretty good to wear it. And there are a couple of minor mistakes which only the person who made it can find.
Except now it's getting to be summer and I'll have to wait for fall to get wearing it! Ok, I wore it last night to walk the dog - but everyone else out was in T's and shorts.
Now on to new and different projects... I actually think I might hang up the needles for the summer and look at writing an iPhone application for knitting - sort of a kit of tools to guage your needles, calculate tension, calculate how much yarn you might need.... that kind of stuff - does anyone have any ideas?